On Saturday, February 25, 2012, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) turned 35!
Here we are at the beginning of 2012 about to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program. Over the last two decades, Roots & Shoots has grown from just 12 high school students from nine different schools in Tanzania to a worldwide movement of young people who are dedicated to realizing a vision for a better world. I couldn’t be more proud of what they have accomplished.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2012
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When not filming in the field, Bill Wallauer, the Jane Goodall Institute's (JGI) wildlife cameraman and research videographer, speaks with a variety of audiences about JGI and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, JGI's environmental and humanitarian youth program. Below, Bill recalls a lecture he gave last fall at Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots North America Training Summit.
On Monday, January 30, Dr. Goodall was prominently featured in a segment on NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" discussing chimpanzees and biomedical research. This is an issue of great importance to Dr. Goodall and the Institute. You can learn more about our efforts in this area by checking out some key news stories on the topic:
In October 2011, the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots team launched the 2011-2012 Global Youth Campaign, One Million Hours of Service.
The children's book Me...Jane tells the delightful story of a young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee, Jubilee. A young Jane observes the natural world around her and dreams of life among the animals until one day her dream is realized.